Annual Fund


Give to Our Annual Fund

Madison Public Library Foundation’s annual fund provides critical support to core library needs. Some of these include: 

  • collections
  • technology
  • programs
  • professional development opportunities for staff
  • equity & innovation initiatives
  • library leadership requests
  • mini-grants for smaller projects that present themselves throughout the year

The foundation’s Grants Committee meets throughout the year to review requests from library leadership, and issues nearly $100,000 each year for these purposes. View our grants flyer to see what our current round of annual fund grants are supporting.

Past Annual Fund Grants


High Use & New Media
Collection Improvements: $30,000
Professional Development: $25,000
Staff Day: $5,000
Systemwide Technology Improvements: $20,000
The Wonder of Learning exhibit: $11,000
Director’s Discretionary Fund: $5,000
Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read: $10,000
Pathway to Cooperative Entrepreneurship:
High Loss Materials Replacement: $33,000
Increasing Accessibility at the library: $36,000
Meet Your Madison Public Library: $3,000
Who Matters? Volume Two: $3,000

Equity Collections: $15,000
Media Lab: $30,000
Professional Development: $20,000
Staff Day: $5,000
Technology Updates: $15,000
Library as Retreat: $1,180
Making Justice: $2,000
Who Matters? intergenerational photo exhibit: $2,000
Making Justice: $2,000
Anji Play: $2,000
Play Literacy Rebuild: $2,000
Library Takeover: $2,000
Professional Development: $15,800
Staff Day: $5,000
One Book at a Time: $10,000
Library Takeover: $18,000
Internships Toward Equity: $10,200
Community Liaisons: $5,000
Director’s Discretionary Fund: $5,000